Convention Speaker: Warren Smith

Warren Cole Smith is Vice President-Mission Advancement for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Warren also hosts the weekly podcast “Listening In,” a long-form interview program heard by tens of thousands of subscribers each week. Before joining the Colson Center, he was Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine as well as the producer of the nationally syndicated program “The World and Everything In It.” Before transitioning to a career in ministry, Warren spent more than 20 years in the corporate world, including seven years as the Marketing Director for a major division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global accounting and consulting firm.

Warren honed his story-telling skills by writing outdoor and adventure stories – both fiction and non-fiction -- for such magazines as Alaska, High Country, High Adventure, and Sports Afield. He has written, co-written, or edited more than 10 books, including "Restoring All Things: God’s Audacious Plan To Change The World Through Everyday People" (with John Stonestreet, 2015). His latest book is a novel, "Print The Legend" (2017). During the 90s and early 2000s, he published “The Charlotte World.” During his time as publisher and editor of The Charlotte World, that paper won more awards from the Evangelical Press Association than any other paper, including twice being named “Newspaper of the Year.”

His education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English, both from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Missy have been married for 35 years, and they have four children. His oldest daughter graduated from Grove City College. His oldest son graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. Another son graduated from The King’s College in New York City. His youngest daughter is a freshman at Liberty University. Warren and Missy live in Charlotte, NC.